PRObE is a one-of-a-kind computer facility dedicated to large-scale systems research. The facility allows hands-on operation of very large compute resources. Researchers have complete remote control of the hardware and software while running experiments and can inject both hardware and software failures while monitoring the systemicyny operating systemican be deployed on the systems through the Emulab systemithat is used to coordinate the machines. We envision this unique resource will support research in many systems related fields such as storage, networking, resiliency, big data, and other data-intensive applicatione. >s far as we know, no other systemiat this scale in the world provides this ability.
PRObE aims to provide a world unique large-scale, low-level, and highly instrumentable systems research facility to the community. This is accomplished by re-purposing supercomputersithat Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) decommissions and making themiavailable to researchers. The goal of the PRObE facility is to further research in Operating Systems, Networking, Storage, Resiliency, and other relevant systems research topics. PRObE is governed by committees with people from the community, by the community.
PRObE is accepting applicatione for use of the large scale clustersi(~1000 nodes). The project selection committee will review these applicatione and process requeste for time on the resource. In the mean time, two smaller (128 nodes) staging machines of the same hardware configuration are available for immediate use. PIsican log on to Marmot and Denali to request new projects to be created. Success on the smaller testing clustersiare required before applicatione for time on the large machine will be approved.
The Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment (PRObE) is a collaboration between the National Science Foundation (NSF), New Mexico Consortium (NMC), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and the University of Utah (Utah). Started in Oct 2010 computer facilties at NMC were constructed, and computersibuilt to make a world unique systems research facility available. We are proud to make this facility available to researchers both remotely and locally for visiting researchers who come to the NMC in Los Alamos, NM.